A Texas man rented a billboard along a highway to broadcast his displeasure with ABC News and its coverage of President Donald Trump.
"ABC News: I grew up with you," the billboard reads. "We are through. The Russians didn't elect Donald Trump. I did."
The man behind the sign is groundwater industry expert Kyle Courtney, who sent a statement to WOAI:
ABC News was the only channel I watched as a child growing up in Texas but I think they have lost touch with America and forgotten the working man. They don’t represent our voice anymore. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was funded by the Clinton Foundation in close coordination with the media, and now we’re seeing them try to fix what they couldn’t fix during the election. They are doing everything they can, night after night, to create narratives and sway people’s direction to impeach Donald Trump. Our democracy is at stake when a major political party and the media are in bed together. I’m not asking anyone to boycott the Democratic Party. I’m not in the brainwashing business, but the liberal media is.
A spokesman for Courtney's company, Wellstar Groundwater Technologies, said the billboard will remain up for two months. Courtney may decide to rent it for longer, in which case he would come up with a new slogan.
Speaking to Fox News, Courtney accused ABC News of deceiving the American public.
"I just watched too much misinformation," he said. "ABC News was the only channel I watched as a child growing up in Texas but I think they have lost touch with America and forgotten the working man. I’m not in the brainwashing business, but the liberal media is."
"It started when they started telling us to hate George Bush … and then they hand me this [former President] Barack Obama on a silver platter," Courtney continued. He added that he doesn't "have anything against Barack Obama," but was put off by what he perceived to be the media's pro-Democrat bias.
But the last straw for Courtney was the media coverage of the Russiagate scandal.
"And then when they started this 'Trump is a Russian' thing it was too much for me," he said.
PR Newswire reports that Courtney's company concentrates on finding new and innovative ways to protect and preserve groundwater.
"Of all the fresh water on Earth only 1 percent is available for our use, and 99 percent of that 1 percent comes from groundwater," Courtney explained. "There are some exciting ways we can leverage technology to preserve groundwater and we plan to announce more details on that later this year."
Courtney has been drilling water wells in Texas for more than 30 years.